Daphne du Maurier

Active - 1947 - 1947  |   Genres - Drama, Adventure, Mystery, Horror, Romance

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Several of Daphne du Maurier's best-selling Gothic novels provided the basis for some of Hitchcock's best films, including Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, and The Birds. Her works also inspired other filmmakers, including Nicholas Roeg. du Maurier's grandfather was noted author George du Maurier and her father the distinguished actor Sir Gerald du Maurier. Daphne du Maurier began her own writing career in 1931, turning out plays, biographies, nonfiction books and two autobiographical works.